Protecting your home against termites is difficult. The best way to protect your home is to avoid any earth – wood contact from your home to the ground. In other words, if any part of the structure or attachment to the structure is composed of wood and touches the ground, there is a much higher likelihood of termite infestation. A wooden deck, sheds, wooden garage door jams, and wooden fences should have -NO- earth to wood contact especially when they are also connected to your home. This situation makes it much easier for termites to infest the house.